This Unit will be assessed by assignment and a presentation.
You are strongly advised to read “Preparation guidelines of the Coursework Document” before answering your assignment.
Introduction and background notes (vocational context)
As a social worker who works in a local authority in East London you are required to have an understanding of what the influences are on the health of the individuals in your community and who you work it. You have recently come across a case in which two people could have benefited from an early intervention from health professionals, teachers, their parents and the wider community.
Task 1: LO1 Understand the socio-economic influences on health.
Peter just moved to the UK as a refugee. He comes from Darfur, Sudan. Peter was recently moved to a care home because of his poorly managed type 2 diabetes. His leg was recently amputated because of his condition. Sarah and Peter have 6 children, who are staying with their mom in a council estate house. The reason they have many children is that according to his culture, he doesn’t believe in family planning. His wife who suffers from depression has not yet found a job, so the family depends on social benefits as their income. They are both smokers and drinkers and
Your report must focus on the issue of either 1) how the social-economic factors faced by Peter and Sarah influence their health 2) how their predicament could affect their ability or ability of their children to access health care services.
The main focus of your discussion throughout the assignment must be on Health Promotion and should relate to the case study where necessary. Certain models of health promotion and approaches should be addressed to see what could be useful when trying to promote someone like Sarah and Peter to make a lifestyle change to benefit their own, and in this case their children.
You will also then look at Government Initiatives, policies and strategies surrounding this case scenario, and any ethical issues that arise from this situation and discuss this in relation to Sarah and Peter and also their children.
What you must do (Write an essay)
(750 maximum word essay) Using the case scenario, you must include the following into your report and discussion to demonstrate an understanding of the effect socio-economic circumstance can have on health.
1.1 explain the effects of socio-economic influences on Peter and Sarah’s health [P1.1]
1.2 asses the relevance of government resources such as reports/research reporting on inequalities in health in relation to the case study. [P1.2, D1]
1.3 discuss the reason and any possible barriers to Peter and Sarah accessing health care. [P1.3, M1]
Task 2: LO2 Understand models of health promotion
Using the case scenario, you must demonstrate your understanding of models of health promotion by:
What you must do (Write an essay)
2.1 analyse the links between government strategies and models of health promotion in relation to the case study. Here you must use Beattie’s model of health promotion to support your answer in relation to Peter and Sarah. [P2.1, M2]
2.2 Explain the role that the different professionals in health and social care have on meeting health promotion targets set by government in relation to Peter and Sarah. [P2.2]
2.3 Discuss the role of routines in promoting healthy living with respect to Peter and Sarah in the case study. [P2.3, D3]
Task 3: LO3 Understand factors which influence health promotion
You have been approached by a Health Promotion organisation to produce a referenced Webpage related to supplying relevant and up to date information to the Public on factors which influence health promotion. A lot of attention is focused on people’s behaviour – their decisions to smoke, drink, and over-eat and so on – with strong messages about the changes needed to become healthier. But people’s behaviour is influenced by circumstances and events, friends and family, education, job prospects, income, housing and environment as well as certain industries.
You must include the following in your referenced webpage
3.1 Identify the theories of health behavior and explain how health beliefs are translated into behavior. Use the Stages of Change model to support your answer. [P3.1]
3.2 Discuss the possible effects of potential conflicts with the local industry on health promotion. To answer this question you should focus on the role of the Tobacco, Alcohol and Food industries. [P3.2, M3]
3.3 Explain with examples the importance of providing relevant health related information to the public [P3.3]
How to present a Webpage
To produce your webpage use Microsoft Word as your chosen application.
Your focus needs to be on producing something that is going to be easily readable and attract the interest of your audience (who are the general public). To achieve this, several points:
Task 4 – LO4: Be able to plan a health promotion campaign.
Each student must demonstrate through an individual presentation the following:
4.1 plan a specific health promotion campaign that supports government health promotion objectives . [P4.1, D2]
4.2 explain how the health promotion campaign supports health promotion strategies. [P4.2]
For this assessment TASK 4. Each student will choose from any of the following 4 (four)
health promotion areas and present a Poster presentation:
1. School health promotion
2. Workplace Health promotion
3. Community-based health promotion in health care settings
4. Rural health promotion.
You will plan a health promotion campaign from the above 4 areas of health promotion. i.e. obesity, smoking, alcohol, air pollution, teenage pregnancy, HPV, cervical cancer etc.) for your local authority and imagine that you are in charge. Each individual will then research their allocated topic and prepare a guided 10 minute poster
1. The presentation lasts 10 minutes only. The presentation dates will be over a range of 2 class days, therefore it’s important that you keep within your 10 minute time limit.
2. You must present your work as a Poster presentation. Failure to do so means you will fail the presentation.
3. You should reference your work using a range of sources.
4. Submit your slides (6 per page) on the VLE when you submit your final submission.
In your poster presentation you must address the following to show a full understanding of LO4.